"I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."George Burns on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."George Burns on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."George Burns on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."George Burns on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."George Burns on Steve Jobs
"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."
"Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope."
"If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age."
"Nice to be here? At my age it's nice to be anywhere."
"At my age flowers scare me."